Kiril Džajkovski

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Kiril Džajkovski (Macedonian: Кирил Џајковски [ˈkiril ˈdʒajkɔfski] ( )), often credited as simply Kiril, is an internationally acclaimed Macedonian electronic musician and music composer.

Biography[edit]

In the early 1980s together with Milčo Mančevski he formed Bastion, one of the first electronic bands in the then Socialist Republic of Macedonia within SFR Yugoslavia. Subsequently, he went on to play with one of the most famous Macedonian bands Leb i sol, recording two albums and touring extensively around the Balkans and the rest of Europe.

In the 1990s, Kiril moved to Australia and began experimenting with music, combining ethnic Macedonian music and electronic beats. This led to his first solo release, Synthetic Theatre, an EP received extremely well by Australian independent radio stations.

In 2000, American label Tone Casualties released his album Homebound, which continued the concept of blending Macedonian ethnic instrumentation and electronica. It received excellent reviews from critics around the world, including individuals from the United States, Canada, UK, Spain and Japan. Croatian Playboy Magazine voted it the best album of the year from the former Yugoslavia.

After returning to the Republic of Macedonia, he composed the film score for Milčo Mančevski's Dust, as well as for the films Bal-Can-Can and The Great Water. He performed concerts around Macedonia and abroad, including performances at the international Exit Festival. He was also involved in composing additional music for the 2007 Milčo Mančevski film Shadows.

Several of Džajkovski's compositions were featured on the critically acclaimed Australian miniseries, ''Underbelly.

Discography[edit]

  • Bastion - Bastion - PGP RTB
  • Razorbrain - Razorbrain - EMI AUSTRALIA
  • Synthetic Theatre - Kiril - AG RECORDS
  • Recorded Supplement - Aparatchicks - AG RECORDS
  • Homebound - Kiril - AG Records/TONE CASUALTIES
  • Religion & Sex - Kiril - AG Records/THIRD EAR MUSIC
  • Dust -OST- AG Records/THIRD EAR MUSIC/VIRGIN ITALY
  • Bal-Can-Can - OST- AG Records/ PARTYSANS
  • The Great Water- OST- AG Records/ Lithium Records
  • Works & Re-works-Bastion- AG Records/Lithium Records/ PMG Recordings
  • La Capinera-OST-AG Records/Lithium records

Music for films[edit]

  • Tough Granny—dir. Milčo Mančevski
  • Marika on an Airplane—dir. Boris Damovski
  • Northern Mistake --- dir. Boris Damovski
  • 1=1=1 --- dir. John Pedder
  • Leonardo (animated series) --- dir. Boro Pejcinov
  • Dust ---- dir. Milčo Mančevski
  • The Great Water---- dir. Ivo Trajkov
  • Absence----- dir. Vanja Dimitrova
  • Bal-Can-Can----- dir. Darko Mitrevski
  • Shadows---- dir. Milcho Manchevski

Music for theatre[edit]

  • Powder Keg --- Kerempuh, Croatia
  • Roberto Zucco --- Atalje 212, Yugoslavia
  • Proud Flesh ---- Dramski Teatar, Macedonia
  • Balkan Is Not Dead ------- MNT, Macedonia
  • Dracula ------- SNG Maribor, Slovenia
  • Danton's Death---- CSS Teatro Stabile, Italy
  • Cherry Orchard----- SNP, Serbia
  • Three Sisters----- NTB, Macedonia
  • Tempest------ Turkish Drama, Macedonia
  • Alisa------ Atelje 212, Serbia, Intercult, Sweden
  • For Now, Nowhere------ SNG Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • New Friends------ NTNG, Greece
  • Incident in the Town of Goga------ SLG Celje, Slovenia
  • La Capinera------ Pozoriste Terazije, Serbia
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream--- Gavella, Croatia

Compilations[edit]

  • Fathom -Antipodian Beats----- Angel's Trumpet, Melbourne
  • mACIDonia 2000----- PMG Recordings, Skopje
  • Max Trax 2002----- Tone Casualties, Los Angeles
  • Pathaans Small World----- Stoned Asia, London
  • Dynamik----- Vital Song, Paris
  • High On House - New York to Melbourne----- Odessa Mama Records, Melbourne
  • Ritmistika------ Third Ear Music, Skopje
  • Taking Care of Business--- 10 Kilo, London
  • Together- Barramundi 4----- Pschent Music, Paris
  • Euro Lounge------ Putumayo, New York
  • Musique & Cinema du Monde----- Nada/ MK2 Music, Paris
  • Ali B Presents Y4K----- Distinctive Records, London
  • Melbourne Yard----- PBS FM, Melbourne
  • Balkan Beats 2----- Eastblok, Berlin

Music for documentaries[edit]

  • Guns N' Roses - (1991 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Documentary)
  • The Gulf Between - dir. Monique Schwartz
  • Koorie Culture/Koori Control - dir. Russel Porter
  • In the Line of Fire - dir. Marion Crooke

Singles[edit]

  • Raise Up Your Hand - ft. Ras Tweed and Esma (2010)
  • Lion's Den - ft.MC Wasp and Ghetto Priest
  • Hell Of A Road - ft. TK Wonder

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